Well this was a lot of fun. So far I have only the autopilot gear loaded. I'm going to test fly by doing some missions before I put in the video camera and transmitter. Here are a few pic's. I've painted almost all of the plane with standard primer and did the tips, nose cone and hatch Red for visibility. The underside of the tips are white. I feel the primer adds a little extra durability to the plane. It's just a tad bit harder to make finger impressions in the foam.
Looks Great!! I had to change my batteries around with the camera in the front. The CG is way off in this configuration with the camera mounted. I will be posting more on the build blog this week and it will have pictures of what I did with the batteries. I wish the bays would have been molded a little wider so that they could accept standard 3s 5000 batteries sideways in the front or back bay.
Nice, I am watching your progress on the main blog thread.
One part I'm eagerly awaiting is the external USB connector. That should really make it great. I won't have to move things around to connect up the Pixhawk..
Simon did mention we could remove a bunch of material to make room to mount items internally and still leave the strength of the plane in tact. I did have to lengthen the autopilot bay to get the pixhawk in with the servo cables.
1: Did you fly it yet with the Pixhawk? How did it go if you have? (I just got mine in the mail today.. I also got the USB connector which will be handy)..
2: Care to share you parameter file!? :)
3: I've not painted an EPO plane yet, what paint did you use? did it stick well?
Hello, how did you calibrate your level? I am finding that I must have the bottom surface of the plane almost 20 degrees up before the FBWA mode will fly level. Otherwise, it will keep diving...
Have you tried recalibrating on a level surface? If for some reason that fails to work you could always calibrate it 20 degrees up....